It's easy to say that the head coaches are the reasons why a team has a successful recruiting class. Yet any true college football connoisseur knows that the backbone is the assistant coach that spends countless hours making calls, making in-home visits and wooing his program's top recruits.
There is an elite group of assistant coaches that have separated themselves as the best in the business. Florida State assistant Kevin Steele has been named Rivals.com National Recruiter of the Year. Rivals.com also honors the top 25 recruiters in the game today with the list below.